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Damon Albarn Is Starting a Band With Flea

The man does not sleep! Following in the footsteps of Blur, Gorillaz, the Good, the Bad & the Queen, and that Chinese monkey opera comes another musical project from the mind of Damon Albarn. He's "three-quarters of the way through" a new album, Albarn tells New Zealand site Stuff, from "another band with [Fela Kuti and the Good, the Bad & the Queen drummer] Tony Allen centred around what he does. But this time it's him and me and Flea from The Chili Peppers and some of my favourite African musicians will be involved also. Flea of course is an anagram for Fela and Flea is so into this music — so that's been great." Wow! Albarn's also planning more Gorillaz and the Good, the Bad & the Queen albums, but says Blur is not active. Also: One more legendary musician recruits Flea for a side project, and we've got a trend. [Stuff.co.nz via Spin]

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